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Author of Rough Guide Snapshot Myanmar (Burma), co-author of Rough Guides to the Philippines and Malaysia.

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I feel nauseous just reading this article about Amazon: http://t.co/LHbTu4oSEW
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8/16
2015
#FF too to travel-holic writers @rudolfabraham @helenochyra @john_oates @Malathronas @kerrychristiani @roaming_scribe @TravWriters
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8/14
2015
Oh, go on then, just one more: the Usual Suspects @john_oates #Fano #Denmark http://t.co/0VK4SS4xju
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8/9
2015
@BritInSlovakia I happen to be with James now. He loves the photo!Now this - I promise you - was cold and unpleasant - but we did swim in icy, muddy Danish waters #Fano @john_oates http://t.co/zTlwZzzdgL
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8/8
2015
Off to the lovely @TheParcelYard for monthly meetup/moan ;) @john_oates @roaming_scribe @no_fixed_plans @itsjamesstewart @flightsofashion
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8/5
2015
Free acoustic music on a sunny afternoon, De Beauvoir Road. @SoundAdviceUK http://t.co/HestzZUUDr
8/2
2015
My @fanoefree highlights: @Marisamusic, @camdeas, IllDjinn, @kempernorton. Three days of great music.The place we stayed for @fanoefree had a single cassette of Danish folk music. I'd quite like to track down a copy. http://t.co/WVTu0ff9rkA superb set by @kempernorton today @fanoefree he was brilliant, funny & the songs were magical, he went down a storm. "Hej Denmark!"
Retweeted by John OatesThe island weather was a bit against us, but THANK YOU for staying cool, kind to each other and committed to listening to great concerts!
Retweeted by John OatesTHANK YOU to this year's artists, volunteers & audience! We hope to see you next year for #ffff7!
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7/27
2015
The IllDjinn set at @fanoefree was amazing but too short. Would love to see him at @Cafeoto. http://t.co/ZwDiacImgN@fanoefree Is this morning's walk cancelled due to the bad weather?
7/25
2015
Kaffepunch face by @BritInSlovakia. http://t.co/ockymShiaaShare the love of travel #FF @roaming_scribe @BritInSlovakia @john_oates @helenochyra @sarahleetravels @robinmckelvie @lortusfleur
Retweeted by John OatesCycling on the beach in Fano. @BritInSlovakia in the yellow jersey. http://t.co/QrSjBdrC0X
7/24
2015
No wine, hot dogs or ice lollies allowed. Danish buses are no fun at all. http://t.co/9dHfgxfuUgI've stocked up on salted liquorice and now I'm ready for @fanoefree. A couple of @norrebrobryghus beers in my bag too.As last year, I'm amazed how easy it is to get from Billund airport to @fanoefree. Changes of transport smooth and timings fit together.@kempernorton It's a brilliant festival, my second time this year. Looking forward to your set.@KeithEmmerson Nah, he's more of a Truck Festival kinda guy.Couldn't be more excited to be on my way to @fanoefree. Hope weather is good enough for outdoor music like last time. http://t.co/rzVGfkGx9y
7/23
2015
The combination of me, @john_oates and abundant #craftbeer at @fanoefree over the coming days might seem, on paper, to spell disaster...
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7/22
2015
The programme for #ffff6 is ready and available here: http://t.co/RG1yzjXLRP We can't wait to see you Friday!
Retweeted by John OatesSuu Kyi's ambivalence had led to unanswered questions re. NLD's stance on Rohingya. Ko Ko Gyi joining the party kinda answers those
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7/20
2015
@Bikeworksuk Looking for a used XS or S women's bike, preferably hybrid. You have anything in at the moment?Signed up with @RevolutApp yesterday, got the pre-paid foreign payment card today. Great customer service, very responsive.Boris Johnson wonders why the BBC didn't make Breaking Bad. It's because in the UK Walter White would receive free treatment on the NHS.
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7/17
2015
@Cafeoto That's a shame. The three times I saw Afrirampo live were among the best gigs I've ever been to.@Cafeoto Will there be any tickets on the door for Moore/Pika? Kicking myself for not spotting it before now.
7/14
2015
Enjoyed the Radio 4 piece by @matthewteller about religious tolerance in Dubai.
7/11
2015
Our biggie yday... most popular, too... Google adds hotel booking, copying TripAdvisor http://t.co/kOjvuicpqQ @tnooz http://t.co/JxrKNFHrem
Retweeted by John OatesHappy #FF to the merry minstrels @kerrychristiani @roaming_scribe @BritInSlovakia @john_oates http://t.co/lODn5XxiJB
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7/10
2015
@KeithEmmerson I've certainly inspired worse things.
7/7
2015
Redolent means smelling of, fragrant. Do not therefore write redolent of the smell of linseed oil and turpentine.
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7/6
2015
It's high time you discovered Slovakia's capital. http://t.co/yMotLI0LEA http://t.co/vcBPRg5e1J
Retweeted by John OatesGood to see @helenochyra @no_fixed_plans @oliviagreenway @andyjarosz yesterday. As always @TheParcelYard (King's Cross) was a great venue.
7/2
2015
Great catchup with @john_oates @no_fixed_plans @oliviagreenway @andyjarosz. Thanks @TheParcelYard, best pub in #KingsCross ;)
Retweeted by John OatesWriting about this glorious place this afternoon for @timestravel. @todopeniscola http://t.co/z8hsSYISjb
Retweeted by John OatesSuper talented GOV.UK design lead @markhurrell is on the look out for a designer for the team. This is a great opportunity, get on it!
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7/1
2015
What an epic weekend. Huge thanks to #boredoms and #barbican. I might never forget it. #stationtostationlondon http://t.co/opPefxxlCb
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6/29
2015
Why parents in Cincinnati camp out for 16 days to get a kindergarten spot http://t.co/GklIiBWGPQ http://t.co/KknQghDHPV
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6/26
2015
Very Gravity's Rainbow. https://t.co/dYBzouEXc3Duck burger at @UrbanForest. Ludicrously greasy. Tasty. http://t.co/JgzOJZ2vED
6/25
2015
10 days left to enter our travel-writing competition with @IndyOnSunday and @StanfordsTravel http://t.co/MdLhCDYQh8 http://t.co/joBQSKaVMj
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6/20
2015
The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage http://t.co/7Oke46gVBd http://t.co/MdLHdOtQq5
Retweeted by John OatesGreat talk by @joannemallon @TravWriters. Recommend her book @SocMed4Writers. Easy to understand!@SilverTravelAd http://t.co/TmzpmV1df0
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6/17
2015
.@john_oates merrily in the 'saddle for contentment' at #guildsocial http://t.co/FGanIXLced
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6/16
2015
Roof garden at @eversheds for @OpenSquares. http://t.co/TmlAusQ7Ys
6/14
2015
Gorgeous, unusual pictures of old bits of #Syria by @tayloreddie here, from prewar 2005 http://t.co/EocRjQRcYa
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6/13
2015
Brutalist Architecture for Cats http://t.co/hPXJSL7vl0
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6/6
2015
If u want to warm up to #ffff6, u can do so in different ways: you can hear this playlist with this years line-up: https://t.co/w6UunTtg9g
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6/4
2015
Bullet points and spacing can add clarity to your writing. http://t.co/xz9mZeeEqR
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6/2
2015
Big thanks to @accessibletl, @roughguides and @fourfoottall for their help with this piece on accessible travel: http://t.co/CSKm0yZVTB
Retweeted by John OatesBlog: Zeppelin 100: 100 years ago tonight, London's first ever air raid took place. http://t.co/EOoQrr80i4 #Hackney
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5/31
2015
Addiction, obsession, #wanderlust. Whatever you call it. Here's how I got my #travel bug: http://t.co/G8a9JeqQRW http://t.co/IUzgXlti9R
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5/30
2015
@apiarystudios Any tickets on the door tonight, and if so what time does performance start? Just heard about it!On same day: int summit on Rohingya without using word Rohingya, UN & DFID backed census in Burma is published, which excluded the Rohingya
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5/29
2015
Now this is an obit... Dowager Marchioness of Reading had views “diametrically opposed to most sane people”: http://t.co/lsXNPsR9IS
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5/17
2015
Way too many friends and colleagues to namecheck at successful Guild Yearbook 2015 Launch at fab #ENO last night #Bgtwyb2015 @TravWriters .
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5/7
2015
I'll be live-stitching the election results throughout the night, so you don't even have to watch the news... http://t.co/bhmm5q7Fmx
Retweeted by John Oates@helenochyra Afraid not. @kerrychristiani @lortusfleur @roaming_scribe @itsjamesstewart @sarahleetravels @elliealdridge @Journojacko
5/6
2015
@camille_ Sorry I missed you today. Let me know next time you're at GDS.@camille_ Great, see you later!
5/5
2015
Colourful boats at the #canalcavalcade. http://t.co/JYBSS6HuQHAt the #canalcavalcade in Little Venice. http://t.co/rEMMWUxQYr
5/4
2015
@wordonthewater We enjoyed the jazz this afternoon. Will it continue Sun/Mon too?The @RoughGuides to the Italian Lakes that I worked on last year is out! #Italy http://t.co/XN4pEwkCkT
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5/2
2015
The Pamir Highway is certainly a hot contender for the world’s best drive #tajikistan http://t.co/54uE9XYMRE http://t.co/T8rQCHBzzO
Retweeted by John Oates@fanoefree In any case, I'm really looking forward to the Free Folk Festival. So much so, we're bringing a bunch of friends this time.@fanoefree Sounds good. I just have to work out whether I can justify the extra time away. Also need to check if there's anywhere to stay.@fanoefree I remember Daniel Merrill talking about it last year. Is it just a local thing or interesting & accessible to outsiders?
5/1
2015
@fanoefree Looking forward to fest, was amazing last yr. Wondering about more traditional folk fest in Sonderho. Is it weekend before again?
4/30
2015
Yep, a Godzilla-themed hotel has really just opened in Tokyo. @lortusfleur has the low-down: http://t.co/eeQukm2MFs http://t.co/m8ZLTBcYTp
Retweeted by John Oates18 AUGUST: SUNN O))) + PHURPA at David Byrne's @meltdownfest @southbankcentre London! VERY EXCITED FOR THIS! https://t.co/24YwbKjtLw
Retweeted by John OatesCongrats to @cheesecake_b who'll be making an appearance at #Meltdownfest with Psapp. https://t.co/gBWlgHJeuD
4/28
2015
Luxury Irish hotels now live on Travel de la Creme. Take a peek: http://t.co/5vDwZwzcBN http://t.co/bC0k0sl0x4
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4/27
2015
@sillypunk What's left on your itinerary? Rundale? Jurmala?@Sillypunk I think you can visit the Bauskas brewery. I didn't go as, at the time anyway, it was by appointment only.Didn't make #SundayTimesRichList? Me neither. Find how YOU rank on the global #richlist It's an eye-opener http://t.co/G6KOSz5Vha
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4/26
2015
Without doubt, the greatest chew toy ever invented http://t.co/LwvaxVGeki
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4/24
2015
@sillypunk KGB building was meant to be open just 2014 with temp exhibition, but I know they hoped to reopen. @andyjarosz @NatGeoTraveller@sillypunk Think the KGB building in Riga would interest you too, if it's back open again. I went last year. @andyjarosz @NatGeoTraveller@sillypunk If you're in Riga on Sat, try @Kalnciemaiela market. In suburb with old wooden buildings. @andyjarosz @NatGeoTravellerHey @sillypunk are you going to Plokstine missile base? @andyjarosz just wrote about it for @NatGeoTraveller http://t.co/y9vet2RfQa
4/23
2015
Starting today, Google begins prioritizing websites optimized for mobile: http://t.co/SABcjkp86I http://t.co/YsUy3WuAvD
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4/21
2015
60 years ago today, in a letter, legendary ad man David Ogilvy listed his "appalling" habits as a copywriter: http://t.co/YNQlYzPTVC
Retweeted by John OatesSlack's CEO (@stewart) gives charmingly bullshit-free justification for $2.8B valuation http://t.co/AntfDqGS9M http://t.co/vXZgUJ4Z0j
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4/19
2015
I spent a #photography evening with the lovely @Diana_Jarvis – here's what she taught me: #London #BlueHour http://t.co/tDbTbRlcFd
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4/18
2015
Working on our perspectival map on how to find 'The Common E2' #map #bethnalgreen #eastlondon #cafe http://t.co/f4dNW3mJHh
Retweeted by John OatesSad to see @johnploughman from DSA leaving us. It's been fun having him to stay this week.
Retweeted by John OatesCongratulations to @TravWriters on launching the new British Guild of Travel Writers website. Reflects a lot of hard work from many people.
4/17
2015
RH advocate Carlos Celdran: From 'Damaso' to 'Basura Bunny' http://t.co/D1U7Obzh7H via Rappler
Retweeted by John Oates@lortusfleur @Greg_Dickinson Negroni sbagliato on menu at @swanwharfplough. Bit early but did have b'fast burrito. http://t.co/3eCaeuGNLY
4/11
2015
Suu Kyi says boycott of Myanmar election an option in interview with @Journotopia & @reutersSimonW: http://t.co/zjqVOyNNP3 via @Reuters
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4/5
2015
Our writer @john_oates reviews the elegant 5-star @ImperialVienna @spg #BGTW: http://t.co/5t0bNaJt4a http://t.co/hIuniEHsB2
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3/30
2015
Every single backpacker in this joint has a device. Mostly Apple. 10 days in Sg and yet to see someone with a guidebook. Sea change.
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3/24
2015
I blame @john_oates for pushing me one step closer to the brink of coffee madness http://t.co/8vuKzGeLem
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3/19
2015
@MaxineSheppard No, I did the Snapshot (short guide) and the Myanmar chapter of the SE Asia guide. Not the new full guide.
3/13
2015
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